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Viju Khote Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 30, 2019

Short Biography

Viju Khote was born as Vittal Bapurao Khote on 17-12-1941 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. He was an Indian Film Actor, Television Actor, Theatre Actor & Comedian. He was known for his work in Marathi & Hindi movies/television series. He is most remembered for his dacoit Kalia in Ramesh Sippy's blockbuster film Sholay.

Other Name: Vittal Bapurao Khote
Other Professions: Television Actor Theatre Actor Comedian
Appearance: Bollywood Marathi Hindi

Viju Khote Complete Bio & Career

Actor Viju Khote was born in a family of actors and hence he too decided to become an actor. He started his career by performing in Marathi theatre and finally got a break in films through the Marathi film Ya Malak in the year 1964. After appearing in few more Marathi films, he finally made his Bollywood debut through Asit Sen’s film Anokhi Raat in the year 1968. After playing petty roles in films like Ganwaar, Shareef Budmaash, and Insaaniyat, he became a household name in India after his performance as Kalia in the cult classic film Sholay. His dialogue "Sardar maine aapka namak khaya hai" became immortal. 
During the decade of the 1980s, he started playing comedian roles and became one of the most sought after comedian of Hindi films then. His performance in the film Andaz Apna Apna as Robert earned him a lot of accolades. In a career that spanned over 5 and a hald decade, he appeared in over 300 films including Hindi and Marathi films.
In addition to films, he was also a renowned star of small screen. Among all the series that he worked in, he is most remembered for his performance in the television series Zabaan Sambhalke.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 30-09-2019 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. He died at the age of 77 due to Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS).

DEATHDAY 30 September,2019 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Viju Khote Family, Relatives and Other Relations

His father's name was Nandu Khote. He had an elder sister named Shubha Khote. He was married to Nimma and together the couple had 2 sons named Sunil and Lucky Khote.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Marathi Film - Ya Malak (1964)
Hindi Film - Anokhi Raat (1968)
TV - Zaban Sambhal Ke (1993)
Best Movies Sholay (1975), Qurbani (1980), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), China Gate (1998), and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Actor Dharmendra

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Viju Khote

  • He was maternal uncle of actress Bhavana Balsawar and sound recordist Ashwyn Balsaver.
  • He and his sister Shubha Khote has worked together in Hindi films like Pukar, Waqt Hamara Hai, and Shararat among others.
  • In addition to films, he was also a Marathi theatre artist.
  • He was paid rupees 2500 for playing the role of Kaliya in the film Sholay.

Viju Khote Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Viju Khote was 77 years 9 months & 13 days old age.